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Forum Post: unless net neutrality is reinstated... soon you can write your complaints in a diary

Posted 4 years ago on Jan. 18, 2014, 8:58 p.m. EST by elf3 (3892)
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Until you hear a knock on the door and the smell of burning paper coming from outside...

In the interim....

You certainly won't have this website.

Or any uncensored news.



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[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

"For those who stubbornly seek freedom, there can be no more urgent task than to come to understand the mechanisms and practices of indoctrination. These are easy to perceive in the totalitarian societies, much less so in the system of 'brainwashing under freedom' to which we are subjected and in which all too often we serve as unwilling instruments." (Noam Chomsky) & also fyi :

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 4 points by elf3 (3892) 4 years ago

Telecom just became the landlord to the entire online marketplace - they can raise your rent at random, at any time, and multi-nationals will hatch deals with them to drown out or kill their small competitors ...if people aren't turning over cars in the streets over this ... then I'm not sure if they even deserve freedom or a marketplace.

[-] 5 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

A li'l harsh on the ''people'' who are mind-managed ; kept dumb and farmed as Debt-Indentured, Wage-Slaves - being preyed upon, extracted from and paying for their own incarceration - but I get your point :

fiat lux ...

[-] 4 points by elf3 (3892) 4 years ago

the one thing we can do is learn - there is no excuse when we have libraries and especially internet - self education is imperative to our survival - once you are educated and you're still flipping burgers and scrubbing up after people as part of the "service class" and you understand the mechanisms at play - then it really gets you angry (no society ever changed without anger). No educated society could believe the aristocracy when they tell them they deserve less and that their children deserve less simply because they were born into the wrong class. Anger is not aggression - anger is a natural emotion one feels in response to the aggression of others. Time to get smart and time to get angry.

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 4 years ago

''Time to get smart and time to get angry.'' Ditto elf and also fyi, I append and recommend :

veritas vos liberabit ...

[-] 4 points by elf3 (3892) 4 years ago

keep on posting - eventually your thoughts will just drown out there in the ether - if you think you'll still be communicating on a site like like this ...then you haven't really learned anything ....this is first foremost the most pressing issue of our time when we've lost our ability to learn information and to communicate - it's all done... save the internet!!!!


or you can always protest through facebook if you can afford that package - oh - until facebook bans that sort of activity

[-] 4 points by elf3 (3892) 4 years ago

New court ruling has reclassified telecom as information providers freeing them from FCC oversight and allowing them to get around the net neutrality laws that regulate against bundling, censoring, and out and out discrimination. If you don't pay up, your website won't run, and unless you can compete with monopolies - you automatically get the slow lane...or in some cases if the provider just doesn't like your message... the no lane. They were never allowed to dip into the content they were just providing the pipes - this is akin to the water company giving you just a trickle of water unless you pay big bucks... it's extortion. Do you want the gas and water bundle ....the electric bundle is separate - see you have a choice you can decide not to have the electric. Given so many jobs are posted through the internet... will there be a taxpayer subsidy bundle so people can afford the extra Craig's list bundle? Funny how the government recently auctioned off the people owned RF Spectrum so that telecom could sell it back to us at a mark-up - this is akin to selling Yellowstone National Park to Disney ... so they can charge us an exorbitant entry fee.

[-] 3 points by elf3 (3892) 4 years ago

or any way to communicate with like minded individuals.

[-] 2 points by elf3 (3892) 4 years ago

[-] 1 points by elf3 (1840) 1 year ago I think the reason that corporations and government corruption have gotten out of hand is that we no longer have a free unbiased press to inform the public of the corruption taking place. That is the change that has occurred and the root cause. The result of this is unfettered money in politics. The media treats it like it's a force of nature like the wind that can't be contained - that's of course because they benefit. Everything else is an off-shoot. Right now corporations are trying to take reigns to control the internet our last bastion of hope.

No free society can exist without a free press